Category: Ailments

ANTS: Nesting Between Osmunda and Bark Slab Requires Control Safe for Visiting Hummingbirds

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Spray around the "nest" and base with Chlordane WP, A71-249 Read More

ALCOHOL, ISOPROPYL: For Insect Control

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago 70% strength applied directly kills scales, mealybugs, red spiders, aphids, thrips; it comes in a plastic container, is available in drugstores; a small hand sprayer can be attached to the containe... Read More

PESTICIDES: Storage

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Emulsifiable concentrates and most liquids should be stored above freezing; if properly sealed they should remain effective for two years; do not use if the emulsifiable concentrate does not turn "... Read More

FUNGUS DISEASES: Of Plants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago For an overview refer to N315+ Read More

ANTS: How to Kill in Cymbidium Plants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Ficam-W dust is better than Chlordane and less toxic. A79-910 Read More

ARAMITE: Miticide

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Use 15% WP at 2 tpg.; two applications 7 to 10 days apart. OD65-169 Read More

LEAF BLIGHT: Also Known as Leaf Die-back, Tip Burn

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Caused by fungus invasion; spreads gradually through leaf; cut it out before treating; infected areas show watery before drying; control with Benlate, or Anti-Damp, or Tersan. RMH Read More

MILTONIA SCORCH: Bacterial Tip Burn

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Appears only on miltonias; not yet identified; cool temperatutes cause it; extremely infectious; water-soaked spots appear on edge of leaf, often on the new ones and spreads to pseudobulbs which tu... Read More

NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY: Problems

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Deficiencies of nitrogen, phosphorous and others explained and described; fertilizer injury; for comments refer to A67-472+; AH47 Read More

PESTICIDES: Shelf Life

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago They should be purchased for short-term use; mark the date of purchase on the container; most keep their effectiveness for two or more years if stpred properly; signs of ineffectiveness in dusts an... Read More

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